Nortons USA General Store Front

Did you know that there is a general store in Barrington, and it sells only items made in the U.S.A? There is a cute little general store, Norton’s U.S.A., that has called Barrington their home for 8 years. In fact, they are celebrating their 8th anniversary this week. If you haven’t visited, now’s the perfect time! To celebrate their anniversary, they are giving everyone 18% off the entire store from June 9 – June 14. And they are going to have a few FREE events.

Anniversary Sale & Events at Nortons USA

Celebrate with Norton’s anniversary with a couple free, fun events:

June 11

Join Norton’s with an old fashioned Square Dance! Come hear a professional caller, take a swing around the dance floor and learn a thing or two! Lemonade and water will be served. Bring along a baked good if you would like to share.

June 13

Did someone say ice cream? Norton’s will have an Ice Cream Social followed by a viewing of Pollyanna on the store! The Ice Cream Social will be from 8PM-9PM and the movie will start at 9PM! Don’t forget to bring a chair and a blanket.

Get to know the person behind Norton’s U.S.A.

I thought it would be great to get to know the owner, Deborah Leydig.

What makes your business stand out from the  rest?
The fact that we sell only USA made products, our store is in an old livery barn and we have the most fun! Events, movies, square dancing, demonstration days … to name a few. I’m always thinking of fun things to do. This week we have a new raffle everyday. Each a $50 value.

What do you love most about your job?
Making the ability to buy American Made easy and meeting so many great people. We have the BEST customers.

Favorite thing about Barrington?
It’s really country and Chicago is only 45 miles away. The best of both worlds. And I love the horses!

Any fun facts to share about Norton’s?
We’re 8 years old, we started with 20 companies , now I buy from 500, we have a GREAT website and gift registry, fabulous employees, I hand screen the wrapping paper, so that is very special and we help raise money for four organizations. American Cancer Society, Wings of Palatine, Animal House Shelter and the Barrington Township Food Pantry. We love being a part of the community.

Have you been to Norton’s U.S.A.?
Interested in discovering more things to do in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago? Read my list of more than 100 things to do this summer!